Kaluga Region has 10% export share in Russian automotive industry

Kaluga Region has 10% export share in Russian automotive industry

RusAutoNewsCom. – Agency for Regional Development of Kaluga Region has annouced that Kaluga has 10% export share in Russian automotive industry.

According to the results of 2017, export in automotive industry amounted to USD 3.15 bln. “Kaluga Region has a 10% export share in Russian automotive industry. This includes not only manufacturing of cars and trucks, but also manufacturing of automotive components. ” – Pavel Burlachenko, Director of Export Support Department (automotive industry and railways industry), Russian Export Center, noted.

Today, Kaluga Region automotive cluster is represented by OEMs – Volkswagen, PCMA (Peugeot Citroën & Mitsubishi Alliance), Volvo Trucks and a pool of automotive components’ manufacturers, these are 28 companies, many of which cooperate with traditional regional enterprises. Therefore, automotive cluster consolidates 31 companies and it manufactures more than 11% of cars and trucks produced in Russia. Its share in the total regional industrial production volume is 36%. Index of production for motor vehicles over 6 months of 2018 is 157.2%.

Volkswagen Group Rus plant recognized as the best 2017 exporter by Russian Automotive Forum awards. Marcus Osegowitsch highlighted that Volkswagen Company continued its investments in Russia: “We are proud of success made by Volkswagen Group Rus Plant in Kaluga. It refers not only to localization, but also to the higher efficiency of logistics. Polo model is localized at 75%. Volkswagen plant has already exported its 38,000 engines manufactured in Kaluga Region over 2018 to countries worldwide. More than 10,000 Skoda Octavia cars were exported in 2018.”

According to the first half of 2018 results, Volvo Group plant in Kaluga increased production of Volvo trucks approximately by 25% as compared to the same period of 2017. 70-80% of Volvo trucks sold at the Russian market over the last years is of Kaluga origin.

The following trend is evident in the Russian automotive industry – leaders of automotive market demonstrated strong growth of sales. There is a growing demand for products of Kaluga Region automotive cluster; Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Tiguan are in Top-20 popular models in Russia, their sales grew by 20%-30%.